Eugster, Si, and Zhang Promoted
Congratulations to Purdue University Computer Science faculty members Patrick Eugster, Luo Si, and Xiangyu Zhang on their recent promotions! These promotions were approved by the Board of Trustees in April 2012 and are effective with the 2012-2013 academic year.
Patrick Eugster has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Eugster joined the Department in 2006. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. Eugster's research aims at proposing adequate support for programming distributed systems, with particular topics of interest including fault-tolerant algorithms, middleware, and programming languages and abstractions. Prior to joining the Department, Eugster worked for both Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and in Zurich (ETHZ), as well as for Sun Microsystems. He has authored over 80 articles and is a member of ACM and IEEE. Among other recognitions for his research are an NSF CAREER award (2007), an Experienced Researcher fellowship from the Alexander Humboldt Foundation (2011), and a selection to the DARPA Computer Science Study Group (2011).
Luo Si has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Si joined the Department in 2006, and he also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Statistics. Si's research interests include information retrieval, data mining/machine learning techniques, text mining techniques for different applications, and intelligent tutoring. His research has resulted in more than 90 publications. Si is an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Information Systems and an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Interactive Information Systems. Si earned his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006 and received an NSF Career Award in 2008.
Xiangyu Zhang has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Zhang joined the Department in 2006 after he received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Arizona, with the honor of ACM SIGPLAN Distinguished Dissertation. Zhang's research is mainly on automatic debugging, program analysis, and computer security. His projects are being sponsored by the NSF, DARPA, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Northrop Grumman.